Bible Reading Speaker
John Risbridger is Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church, Southampton. After coming to Christ at a young age he studied Mathematics and Economics in Nottingham. He spent 10 years on the staff of UCCF after 5 years in NHS management. He has been involved in Keswick Ministries for many years and served as chair of until the Summer of 2017. He is Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council. He is married to Alison and has two young adult daughters.
I became a Christian aged 16 through the CU at my school. After studying English at uni, I worked in printing and publishing before joining a church staff. For 22 years I have been a pastor at Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge. I see the heart of my ministry as prayer, preaching and pastoring. Over the last few years the Lord has pushed me to grow in prayer. It’s been hard but rich.
Alasdair Paine started as Vicar of The Round Church at St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, in January 2011. He is married to Rachel and they have three children. He became a Christian at university and was a teacher for ten years before being ordained. He has previously served at St Leonard’s Exeter and Christ Church Westbourne, Bournemouth.
John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London and a Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge University. He has a long-standing interest in the ethical, spiritual and personal challenges raised by advances in medicine and technology and what it means to live well and to die well in the light of the Christian hope. John is currently President of the Christian Medical Fellowship and chair of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics.
A little more than a decade ago, when I was a doctoral student at Durham University, I attended a Keswick Convention. I now teach Old Testament in a leading postgrad evangelical seminary in Bangalore, India, and I’m delighted that I can participate in Keswick again--though in a different capacity from the last time--to share from my study of the Song of Songs, that exquisite expression of human longing for God.
Revd Dr James Robson is Ministry Director for Keswick Ministries. Before joining the organisation, he served as Senior Tutor and Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Previously he taught at Oak Hill College, London. His passion is that the whole of the Bible should shape the whole of the church to the glory of God. His most recent book was Honey from the Rock: Deuteronomy for the People of God, published by IVP. He is married to Bridget, and has two teenage daughters. He enjoys golf, mountain-biking, hill-walking, growing vegetables and armchair cricket.
Jason Mandryk was born, grew up, and studied in Canada before moving to the UK to join the Operation World team. For 20 years, he has served through multiple editions and publications of this ministry, as researcher, editor, author, and team leader. He is thrilled to minister in an exciting time when we are seeing the increasing convergence of information, prayer, and mission. He also enjoys being outdoors amidst God’s created grandeur; Keswick allows the best of both passions!
Andy is a graduate from Oak Hill College and was an Associate Pastor at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh since 2010. In September 2014, he left Charlotte Chapel to join 20schemes and in 2017 planted a church in a housing scheme of Edinburgh called Gracemount.
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Originally from Stonehaven in Scotland, Colin worked in the oil industry on exploration rigs. He spent three years on the road with the Saltmine Band, followed by several years working at Westminster Chapel where he met his wife Vicki. After studying at Moorland Bible College he was called to serve as a minister and evangelist at Cornerstone Church in Nottingham where he has been serving for 20 years. Colin and Vicki have two children, James and Ben. He writes worship songs and is greatly inspired by old hymns.